2nd April 2011 holds a very special place in every Indian cricket fan’s heart. It was a day when MS Dhoni and his boys won the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 and the auspicious trophy returned to India after a long gap of 28 years. The first time India lifted the World Cup trophy was way back in 1983, when Kapil Dev and his boys defeated mighty West Indies at the iconic Lord’s stadium.
But 28 years later, Team India, led by their dynamic captain MS Dhoni, played brilliantly throughout the tournament and lived up to the expectations of millions of Indian cricket fans, in India and across the world.
In this post, we look at what India’s 2011 World Cup heroes are doing these days.
1. Sachin Tendulkar
India’s greatest cricketer and arguably the best batsman in the history of the game, is now a Rajya Sabha MP. After retiring from international cricket, Sachin has involved himself into lots of social work. He will mentor Mumbai Indians in the tenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2. Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag has taken the world of commentary by storm. He is the most entertaining Hindi commentator and he keeps entertaining us with his tweets. Sehwag has signed a deal with Star Sports. ‘The Sultan of Multan’ will mentor Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the tenth edition of IPL.
3. Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir played a very crucial knock in the final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. These days, Gambhir is working hard on his game to make a comeback to India’s national team. In IPL 2017, Gambhir will lead Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).